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just got my Trident Kraken AMS today!

29th April 2012, 11:08 AM |#1  
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I have the GLAS.t screen protector on my phone and I was worried about fitment, but I took a shot at it anyway.

The case consists of 2 individual layers: the first is a silicone case, which is just the more casual Trident Perseus, and the 2nd is the polycarbonate addon which turns it into the Kraken. You can use only the silicone layer if you like.
There were no fitment issues with just the silicone layer since it's flexible, but when I added the polycarbonate layer, it became a little tricky because of my thick GLAS.t screen protector. The fit is very tight and it took me a little adjusting to get it to sit well, but it's working well now.

The only gripes I have so far is the cover for the S-pen. Unlike the USB and headphone covers, there are no hinges or anything to secure the S-pen cover to the rest of the case, so it's just left hanging there all loose and free to flap around. You will be able to see it in the pictures. The second gripe I have is the kickstand. It's secured very tightly. Whenever I pop it out, it makes a loud popping sound and it feel like it's going to break off from the case.

Other than those issues, which are minor to me, I'm loving this case! It overall feels hefty and very solid in the hands. This case is huuuuge compared to my Seidio Active. It makes the already huge Galaxy Note even bigger and heavier. This case is not for everyone, but I figure if you are the type that would buy the Kraken, size shouldn't be an issue to you. If you do want the flexibility of going less rugged when you want, you can always just remove the polycarbonate layer.

Here are some pictures I just snapped:

You can clearly see the S-pen cover here:

And here:

Here's the case with just the silicone layer:

Here's one comparing the sizes of the Seidio Active and just the silicone layer of the Trident Kraken. They are about the same thickness and same size, with the Trident just a hair taller.

Here's one comparing the size of the Kraken and the naked Note:

Here's some comparing the thickness of the Kraken and the naked Note:

As you can see, it pretty much doubles the thickness of the phone.
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29th April 2012, 11:33 AM |#2  
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Originally Posted by Evo 4G63

You can use only the silicone layer if you like.
Unlike the USB and headphone covers, there are no hinges or anything to secure the S-pen cover to the rest of the case, so it's just left hanging there all loose and free to flap around.

damn it i thought this was perfect case which protects the stylus hope they add some hinges or something
Thanks a lot for pics and review was waiting for this review
can u post some pics with only silicon layer if possible
29th April 2012, 11:51 AM |#3  
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Do you plan on using that thing as a cannonball? Why so bulky protection :S ?!
29th April 2012, 01:51 PM |#4  
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With a case like that, I'd expect you're in construction about 500 feet off the floor! lol
29th April 2012, 02:44 PM |#5  
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Thanks for the thought and many pictures! It certainly helped me arrive at a concrete decision to buy the case. Would you share how thick it was with the outer shell on too?
29th April 2012, 03:49 PM |#6  
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this reminds me of the ballistic hardcore case i had for my old motorola atrix. that thing could take a drop, accidentally dropped it from the roof, atrix still ran fine, not a single scratch or crack on the atrix, and the case just had a few scratches.

if this case is anything like the ballistic hardcore, it will last you a while.

the only thing i dont like is that it makes the larger galaxy note even larger.
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29th April 2012, 10:16 PM |#8  
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Amazing. I bet it doesn't even blend.
29th April 2012, 10:24 PM |#9  
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After a nuclear war there will be 3 things left dust, fog and your phone
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30th April 2012, 12:28 AM |#10  
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Can you let me know how's the protection on the edges. I would really appreciate it
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